Residents can join Great Shakeout regional earthquake drill
August 21, 2012
Statewide, more than 160,000 residents plan to participate in the Great Shakeout earthquake drill at 10:18 a.m. Oct. 18.
The regional exercise is meant to bring together residents and emergency planners in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California and British Columbia. The event includes a simultaneous drop, cover and hold earthquake drill. Register to participate in the exercise at www.shakeout.org/washington.
“Earthquakes are a hazard throughout the state, and the Pacific coast and Puget Sound can experience a tsunami at any time,” John Schelling, earthquake, tsunami and volcano program manager for the state Emergency Management Division, said in a statement.